Carco sempre di gloria

From Cecilia, volgi un sguardo, HWV 89, 1736 version

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
C major → F major
Meter
4/4

Italian text

Carco sempre di gloria fu l’altero Tamigi, ed emulò nella virtù, nel merto, i secoli passati; e seppe unir, con generoso core, ad armonica cetra un casto amore.

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo

Notes

For a later performance of this cantata, Handel revised this recitative for alto and replaced its corresponding aria, “Sei cara, sei bella,” with the alto aria “Sei del ciel,” which appears in the HHA Appendix.

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Contributor

Emma Clarkson

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